Pennsylvania has a reputation of being one of the least favorite states of the AT. Unfortunately, we have to agree with this assessment.
Trekking Sketches Posts
We are now onto the SOBO leg of our thru-hike! Time is flying by. Getting back to New York was an important milestone in our journey.
Hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness was a magical experience. We didn’t want to rush through it. Instead, we chose to experience it as fully as we could. Then, standing atop the Katahdin sign after one of the toughest ascents we’ve done was emotional and rewarding.
Maine has been our favorite state so far. After the trials of New Hampshire, entering a new state felt like the tabula rasa we needed. The southern portion of the AT in Maine has been filled with incredibly challenging climbs, rock bouldering, ponds perfect for swimming and canoeing, wildlife, above treeline mountain walks, and really kind hikers.
We made it to New Hampshire! We’ve been looking forward to this section for a long time. It’s notoriously known as one of the hardest states of the AT, but also boasts some of the most rewards.
The Appalachian Trail in Vermont after the Long Trail. We entered new territory after finishing hiking the Long Trail section of the AT.
Hiking the 105 miles of the Vermont AT section that coincide with the Long Trail felt like coming home. We had previously hiked most of the LT back in 2020 and loved returning to the familiarity of the Green Mountains.
It has been another week on the Appalachian Trail! We have officially hiked almost 200 miles and are so proud of ourselves.
Hiking Through Connecticut from the AT Metro North Stop Near Pawling, NY to Great Barrington, MA
The physical demands of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail are no joke! So we are preparing our bodies ahead of time to give us the best possible chances of successfully completing this thru-hike.